Why do some college degrees have specialized names and others don't?
October 9, 2013 2:08 PM Subscribe
I have always wondered why some degree programs have a specialized degree name (MPA, MBA, MM, MSW, MLS, etc.) while other degree programs are just an MA in ____ or an MS in ____. Who decides these distinctions and why?
posted by Librarypt to education (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
For example, you can get an Master of Arts in English but you can't get a Master of English. Or you can get a Master of Science in Biology but you can't get a Master of Biology. Why is this?